Matt Hancock – 2021 Comments on Pilot Events with Large Audiences

The comments made by Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 5 April 2021.

We are all longing to see stadiums full of sporting fans and gigs packed with music lovers, but as we continue the roll out of our vaccination programme, we must find a way to do so safely.

By piloting a range of measures to reduce transmission, we can gather vital scientific evidence to inform our plans for allowing events in the future.

Thanks to the input of our clinicians and the best science available, we can prepare for the moment where we will be able to gather again in some of our best-loved cultural venues.